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BLADE: Can it stop drive-by malware?
Read more on this development here
BLADE: Can it stop drive-by malware? | IT Security | TechRepublic.com
BLADE (BLock All Drive-by download Exploits), the brainchild of researchers from College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology and SRI International, is positioned to help stem the tide of drive-by malware. A big deal according to Dasient.com, the company is tracking over 200 thousand different web-based malware threats.
To spot unsolicited download attempts, BLADE places the following processes in kernel space,
According to the research paper, almost 19,000 trials have taken place, with zero false positives and zero false negatives. Meaning, BLADE prevented in-the-wild drive-by malware from installing in every case.
I did point out that BLADE will not solve every problem, but it has promise to be a good tool in our security arsenal. If you are interested, check back at the BLADE-Defender.org web site, as BLADE V1.0 (a free research prototype) will be available soon.
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